The Troublemaker

Willie Nelson

Music Memoir

On Sale Date: 11/13/2012
Imprint: William Morrow
Print Run: 125K
Format: HC
Pages: 192
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 62193643
ISBN 13: 9780062193643
Other Formats
Ebook 9780062193650
LP 9780062201416
AUD 9780062205278

Two of our greatest storytellers—singer/songwriter Willie Nelson and author Kinky Friedman—team up to deliver a heartwarming, colorful, and wonderfully wild holiday tale of faith, hope, hard work, and redemption destined to become a seasonal classic.  In Nashville, 1971, as the year drew to a close, Willie Nelson wasn’t exactly feeling the spirit of the season. A stalled career, music executives hounding him for a formulaic “Nashville Sound” hit, and, consequently, an unsettled personal life all contributed to his holiday blues. One day, he wrote, “What Can You Do to Me Now”? The next day, his house burned down. Willie saw it as a sign that things had to change, and from that moment on, he vowed he would blaze his own path, with his music and his life— no matter if any one else understood or approved.  The Troublemaker recounts that special holiday season and the inspiring results that followed that watershed moment. But unlike other seasonal tales, it features wild, colorful tales of Willie’s hijinks, told in his unique voice. A story of thanks, faith, and staying true to your deepest beliefs, The Troublemaker offers hope and inspiration for us all.